The LOS ANGELES TIMES reports that to the surprise of absolutely no one, BCS commissioners today rejected a proposal to include a plus-one playoff game to their already muddled-up postseason format.
(Cheer up! Ohio State will still only lose one BCS game a year.)
SEC commish Mike Slive had presented a plan where the top 4 BCS-ranked teams would meet in a mini-playoff. However, the other conferences decided that things are fine just the way they are, and will continue to use their brilliant BCS procedure through the 2013 season.
Yeah, why add yet another bowl game? There’s already 34 of them to keep track of, with two new ones just officially recognized.
The NCAA Postseason Football Licensing Subcommittee (now that’s a moniker) okayed the organizing of the Congressional Bowl in Washington, DC, and the St. Petersburg Bowl in St. Petersburg, FL. (We guess St. Petersburg, Russia, was booked.) Sadly, the proposed Rocky Mountain Bowl in Salt Lake City was passed over.
But still, we should be glad that the BCS will remain unchanged in the foreseeable future. Who wouldn’t want to see other great bowl games like last year’s USC-Illinois & Georgia-Hawaii blowouts? (Besides Trojans and Bulldogs fans.)